Author Topic: virus in c:\windows\system32\services.exe Threat: Win32:Sirefef-ZT [Trj]  (Read 27929 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

dingomartin

  • Guest
I have a Windows7 Home Peemium (includes service pack 1) 64-bit software disc. Will this do?

Offline essexboy

  • Malware removal instructor
  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 40589
  • Dragons by Sasha
    • Malware fixes
Yep that will do nicely follow the steps on the link I gave this will replace and reset the windows files only.  Remember use the upgrade option 

dingomartin

  • Guest
As always when I try to run any program that might be useful in normal mode, I get the attached error message.

The link you sent me to said that this install-repair can only be done in Windows. Now what? :(

Offline essexboy

  • Malware removal instructor
  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 40589
  • Dragons by Sasha
    • Malware fixes
Unfortunately I have been unable as of yet to find a foolproof way of resetting all the required variables.  So a reinstall may be required.  I am still searching and talking though 

dingomartin

  • Guest
How are we looking?!

Offline essexboy

  • Malware removal instructor
  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 40589
  • Dragons by Sasha
    • Malware fixes
Not very good I am afraid, all the suggestions I have had are ones already tried 

The only alternative left is a re-install sorry

dingomartin

  • Guest
That sucks. Do you have a handy link to help guide me through that?
Is tree any value backing any files up on USBs or will they be super corrupted?

Thanks for everything! Sucks we didn't beat it.

Offline essexboy

  • Malware removal instructor
  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 40589
  • Dragons by Sasha
    • Malware fixes
No it is just the windows variables bit that is corrupted so any data you save to USB will be OK

There is a tutorial here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html for a clean install

dingomartin

  • Guest
Do I need to just clean install or should I select 'format' from the advanced options? Otherwise, it backs everything up to 'windows.old'. So format or just click next at that point?

Cheers.

Offline essexboy

  • Malware removal instructor
  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 40589
  • Dragons by Sasha
    • Malware fixes
The choice is yours as the oldwindows folder will contain data from within programme files

For a squeaky clean system I recommend format